EIT Culture & Creativity, the ninth Innovation Community (KIC) supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, is excited to announce the launch of its Policy Club. It addresses a systemic gap in policy making whereby the Cultural and Creative Sectors and Industries (CCSI) regularly fall between the stools of economic, cultural and research policies. By missing coherent cross-domain policies the CCSI cannot reach their full potential.
This initiative seeks to offer systemic solutions to foster innovation in policies, frameworks, and regulations for the CCSI. It is a platform both for peer learning and to implement actionable solutions in policy making. The Policy Club aims to bridge the gaps between policies by bringing together policymakers and decision makers from various sectors and domains, enabling them to prototype and implement quickly innovative policies in communities, cities and regions.
EIT Culture & Creativity is also looking for smaller cities, rural communities etc to apply. The application process for the Policy Club is open until 31 July 2024, with two cut-off dates for applications.
- The first deadline is 31 July 2023 for the selection of the first batch of participants
- The second deadline on 31 July 2024 for the second batch.
Who can apply to be part of the Policy Club?
EIT Culture & Creativity will welcome applications from:
- Policymakers, as in individuals who are serving as elected politicians or civil servants in local and/or
- Representatives of professional associations.